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Post by Andrew Pohlman » Wed Apr 10, 2019 3:00 pm

No need for panic; there is zero risk of being swallowed up by that monstrous black hole in our life times. :D

Celestial objects like this provide a lesson in humility and offer perspective on where mankind fits into the cosmic landscape.

Truly humbling. Truly awesome. And for me, truly spiritual. Thank you for posting !!!
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Post by Mark Clifton-Gaultier » Wed Apr 10, 2019 3:16 pm

Andrew Pohlman wrote:No need for panic ...
No panic here (I always know where my towel is). Yikes was in response to the sheer size of the thing. I'm comfortable with the concept that man will eventually not exist.

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Post by RobMacKillop » Wed Apr 10, 2019 3:36 pm

What's spiritual about it, Andrew? And what do you need a towel for, Mark?

Certainly, it is awe inspiring...but it's a giant leap backwards to suggest there is a spirit behind it.

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Post by RobMacKillop » Wed Apr 10, 2019 3:40 pm

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Post by PeteJ » Wed Apr 10, 2019 4:12 pm

RobMacKillop wrote:
Wed Apr 10, 2019 3:36 pm
Certainly, it is awe inspiring...but it's a giant leap backwards to suggest there is a spirit behind it.
It would be giant leap somewhere, but you'll struggle to prove it's backwards.

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Post by Mark Clifton-Gaultier » Wed Apr 10, 2019 4:47 pm

RobMacKillop wrote:... what do you need a towel for, Mark?
You never celebrated Towel Day?

What a strag will think is that any man who can hitch the length and breadth of the Galaxy, rough it, slum it, struggle against terrible odds, win through and still knows where his towel is, is clearly a man to be reckoned with.

A real hoopy frood always knows where his towel is.

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Post by RobMacKillop » Wed Apr 10, 2019 5:03 pm

Hmmm..keep taking the pills ;-)

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Post by dng » Wed Apr 10, 2019 6:05 pm

Hmmm..keep taking the pills ;-)
hmmmm... no pill for me.... a good shot of whiskey followed up with pint of good ale would do better... :D
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Post by RobMacKillop » Wed Apr 10, 2019 6:07 pm

Ah, I get it...

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Post by Dirck Nagy » Wed Apr 10, 2019 6:57 pm

Mark Clifton-Gaultier wrote:
Wed Apr 10, 2019 4:47 pm
You never celebrated Towel Day?
...
O! freddled Gruntbuggly!
Thy micturations are to me
As plurdled gabbleblodgets on a lurgid Bee...


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Re: Yikes ...

Post by Andrew Pohlman » Thu Apr 11, 2019 2:38 pm

RobMacKillop wrote:
Wed Apr 10, 2019 3:36 pm
What's spiritual about it, Andrew? And what do you need a towel for, Mark?

Certainly, it is awe inspiring...but it's a giant leap backwards to suggest there is a spirit behind it.
Short answer: the wonderment typical of humankind.

Humans have looked at the stars for 1000s of years in wonderment. Human inability to comprehend the universe over the millennia has lead to all manner of preposterous answers for how it exists in reality. For me, this is unaffected by the new pictures, which only cause more wonderment and questions on my part.

For example, everybody can see the sun easily. But the explanation long ago was that a giant beetle rolled the sun across the sky. So the visuals show us what is there. We still must wonder about what is unseen and unknown. Personally, I hypothesize that there is an unseen giant woodpecker punching a hole into a giant fiery tree trunk. :D
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Re: Yikes ...

Post by Rognvald » Thu Apr 11, 2019 7:09 pm

Man as a species is an arrogant creature. It is a result of the size of his brain and the power of speech. The universe is infinite and ever-expanding. Life has no significance. We are representative of billions of types of matter whether alive or dead. The earth is 14 billion years old. Geez . . . all this stream of consciousness stuff is making me dizzy! What does this have to do with black holes? Everything. Playing again . . . Rognvald
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Post by Denian Arcoleo » Thu Apr 11, 2019 7:19 pm

RobMacKillop wrote:
Wed Apr 10, 2019 3:36 pm
What's spiritual about it, Andrew? And what do you need a towel for, Mark?

Certainly, it is awe inspiring...but it's a giant leap backwards to suggest there is a spirit behind it.
Mmm, I'm not as certain of that as you Rob.

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Post by Stephen Kenyon » Thu Apr 11, 2019 7:28 pm

Rognvald wrote:
Thu Apr 11, 2019 7:09 pm
....The universe is infinite and ever-expanding.
.... The earth is 14 billion years old. . . . ...
Awfully sorry old chap, but you know how it is ... I hope ...

Earth is c. 4.54 billion years old, the universe itself is more like 13.8 billion years old. And may or may not be either or both infinite or ever-expanding.
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